US History Review Games for 5th Grade

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Play games in your Social Studies class to review content! This activity bundle is designed to help your students review for a benchmark or an end of the year assessment in US History. As students are taking the test, they are required to place many questions into historical context. These activities are designed to prepare your students for that task with a variety of different review strategies.

This purchase includes images representing the American History Eras. In addition to these images, you will receive 12 different teaching strategies and templates for ideas on how to implement all year long and in your review for the end of the year assessment.

With this purchase you will receive:

43 different images that represent the following eras: colonization, revolution, the Constitution, early republic, westward expansion, Civil War, and Reconstruction

Free Form Mapping: Create a Free Form Map to represent the eras

Timelines: Challenge your students to take the images and place them in chronological order – templates included!

Human Spectrum: Debate the most to least important event – templates included!

Category Card Sort: Identify the eras by the images

Act-It-Out: Bring the images to life with a mini-play

Chalk Talk: Identify gaps through a Chalk Talk Activity

What if: This writing activity challenges students to evaluate cause and effect

Double Bubble: Look for relationships between eras and events

Frame It: a summarization strategy for each image – templates included!

Create your own Multiple Choice Questions: A higher thinking level activity for your students – starter questions included!

History Frame: Create a story map for each event

Review Ring: Allows your students to study at home


Do you need more games to review for the end of the year? Check out the bundle US History Review Games


Do you like this style of teaching? Check out these other activities for US History!

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US History Review Games for 5th Grade
US History Review Games for 5th Grade
US History Review Games for 5th Grade
US History Review Games for 5th Grade